Trapshooters have PITA shoot
At Blaine County Gun Club up Ohio Gulch
About 20 trapshooters kicked off the local
competition season Saturday during a Pacific International Trapshooting
Association (PITA) shoot at Blaine County Gun Club in Ohio Gulch between Hailey
The Ben Hurtig Singles division was a
200-target singles shoot from the 16-yard line. High overall singles shooter was
AA class member Jim Maughan with a 195 (98-97), including four perfect strings
of 25 targets.
Leading AA marksmen in the Ben Hurtig were
Ted Schlecht 192, Jim Kuntz 186 and Kent Harris 180. Best A shooters were Idaho
PITA president Wayne Pickerell 191, Juan Goitiandia 189 and Raymond Cullinane
Gene Goold shot 185 to lead the B division
that included Pete Miller 181, Harold Ward 181, James Stover 177, Ralph Maughan
173 and Earl Ward 173. Top Class D shooters were Lynn Nelson 184 and David
Also contested in Saturday’s PITA shoot
was the Gary and Mari McStay Handicap—100 targets ranging from 20 yards to the
maximum 27 yards.
Top long-yardage shooters were Ted
Schlecht 89, Jim Kuntz 89, Jim Maughan 88, Kent Harris 82 and Harold Ward 82.
Medium-yardage handicap shooters were Earl
Ward 91, Juan Goitiandia 87, Raymond Cullinane 84, William Kyes 81, Wayne
Pickerell 81, David Martin 77 and Tharan Cook 76.
The short-yardage shooters were Gene Goold
92, James Stover 83, Pete Miller 82, Lynn Nelson 81 and Ralph Maughan 81. Top
Lady was Pauline Cook with a 61 from the 20-yard-line.
Operating hours at Colvin’s Clay Sports at
Blaine County Gun Club are Wednesdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
through today, June 9, then Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
starting June 16.
Blaine County Gun Club now has the only
electronic counter system in Idaho, which makes for self-paced play, according
to co-owner Jennifer Colvin. It means you can shoot as much or as little as you
want, she said.
The gun club (788-2681) offers trap,
five-stand, sporting clays and skeet. Coming up are the National Sporting Clays
Association (NSCA) 200-target, one-day Sun Valley Open Saturday, June 19, and
the Idaho State Five-Stand Championship featuring 400 targets over two days July
The "Elmer’s Hunting Adventure," sporting
clays league with no-view targets started May 26 at Blaine County Gun Club and
will continue each Wednesday through June 30. Shoot as early as noon, with the
last squad to start by 7 p.m. Cost is $90 for 50 targets—and membership is not
required to join the league.
This coming weekend, the 2004 Idaho State
PITA Trapshoot will be held at the Mountain Home Air Force Base Trap & Skeet
Range. Dates are Friday through Sunday, June 11-13. There will be 800 registered
PITA targets, and voice pulls will be used.
Bellevue gun club
Meanwhile, Wood River Gun Club (788-2778)
three miles south of Bellevue will start its summer doubles league Tuesday, June
22. It will meet each Tuesday night for five weeks.
Wood River Gun Club will have its annual
Fun Shoot Aug. 21-22, then the first annual Alan and Diane Johnson Memorial Fund
shoot will be held later in the summer.